The Chicago Bears need to do a good job against the run in week two or they will lose.
The Chicago Bears are going into a huge week two matchup with the New York Giants. This is their second week in a row where they are going into the game where they should be able to beat their opponent without much issue. Well, we saw how that worked out in week one as they probably didn’t even deserve to win that game against the Lions. They were a dropped touchdown or miracle fourth quarter away from starting the season 0-1.
One key to having a better week is doing a better job of containing the running game. The Detroit Lions pretty much had their way with the Chicago defense. They had 138 total yards rushing. Matthew Stafford had 23 yards on five carries, Kerryon Johnson 14 yards on seven carries, and D’Andre Swift had eight yards on three carries. None of those are awesome but 35-year-old Adrian Peterson was able to get 93 yards on 14 carries.